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Planning Portal News – 14 July 2016

by on July 14, 2016

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Garden village scheme mooted for Hertfordshire rail freight interchange site
County council would prefer to see the area retain green belt status, but is prepared to consider alternatives as it may be forced to sell the land…

Guildford station redevelopment thrown out for being too “monolithic”
Council rules that the scale of the proposals would be “detrimental to the setting”, as residents flag concerns over its affordable housing provision…

Committee on Climate Change highlights the risks of global warming
New report details the evidence of the most urgent risks facing the UK, and suggests priorities for the next five years…

Key changes to South Yorkshire HS2 route and station proposals
New options in latest report may be cheaper, cut journey times, and avoid the complexities of the previous route…

Clark dismisses Cheshire homes scheme against advice of inspector
Recommended conditions were variously “unreasonable”, “difficult to enforce” or “not strictly relevant to planning policy”…

Planning round-up 14 July 2016
– Neighbourhood planning moves
– Funding for sustainable travel schemes announced
– Kent lorry park plan
– MPs to probe house-building capacity
– Call for council-house renaissance
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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